America Ferrera Inspires Young Latinas to Pursue Science Careers

EMMY-award winning actress guest stars on PBS KID'S Sid the Science Kid

By LatinoLA Contributor
Published on LatinoLA: November 29, 2011

America Ferrera Inspires Young Latinas to Pursue Science Careers

After 3 years, the EMMY-nominated animated children's series SID THE SCIENCE KID continues to be at the forefront of fostering early childhood development while entertaining generations of kids.

This December, the focus is on nurturing the next generations of scientists, especially Latina girls, with the new character Dr. Rosalinda Cordova, voiced by EMMY-award winning actress and role model America Ferrera.

Throughout the week of December 5-9, new storylines will focus on inspiring all viewers, especially girls, to pursue science, technology and engineering by following Sid and his friends as they explore the concepts of engineering, flight, research and computers.

Women have been underrepresented in the fields of science, technology and engineering due to ample evidence of continuing cultural bias. However, Dr. Cordova's insights in the premiere episode "I Want to be a Scientist!" speak to the abilities of girls to compete in science fields.

Sid's "Technology & Engineering Week" will kick off December 5 on PBS KIDS (check local listings).

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